Inktober Seven and Eight

Even being ill hasn’t stopped the drawing. Sorry, not sorry. Thought I’d better schedule this one up while my head is relatively clear.

Day seven’s theme is enchanted – and my mind went straight to a magic wand. This is both enchanted and a tool of enchantment, with a winding sinuous shape reminiscent of a snake. Depending on your iconology this can represent healing or knowledge or deception. The gems act as both focus and repository of power – as well as flashes of colour to make the image pop.

Day eight’s prompt is “Frail” so after some deliberation I went with a spider web. To you or I it is like gossamer, barely noticed, even as it acts as a deadly barrier and trap for small insects. I had in mind an allegory of how we can be both strong and frail depending on what comes at us – and how we reckon it scales in comparison to our strengths.

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